After I purchased Salbakos Cambridge towels, I also wanted to try for our summer house less expensive Arsenal sets ..They really are incredibly nice, absorbent. But, compared to other towels, they are less thick. We have been so pleased with these towels. They dry very quickly and stay fresh-smelling between uses. I use them for 3-4 weeks. Kids like the Italian size of bath towels. Less laundry is good for wallet and environment.